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Sand Bench Trail

Zion National Park, UT
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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We discovered this trail quite by chance one March. Have also walked it in February. The best kept secret is that in winter, the trail is completely rejuvenated! No horse riders. Nada. We prefer it to all others because of its solitude, and the soft dirt (great for the knees, but you must not mind that your shoes and/or jeans... More

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Stratford, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Although this hike was quite long and had a lot of elevation change, it was quite doable for us amateur hikers. I am very afraid of heights and was surprised to find myself up that high without panic. The view was unbelievable and worth every step.

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Toquerville UT
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We've hiked this a couple of times in Winter and it's a good trail for that time of year. Spectacular views and most likely some solitude. During the season this is used by the Horses/Mules and would not be enjoyable IMHO.

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London, UK
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149 reviews 149 reviews
105 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The westward spur of the Sand Bench Trail was one of the first I did during my multi-day visit to Zion NP, as part of my month-long tour of the Utah/Arizona natural attractions last year. I have posted separate reviews for several individual trails plus an 'introductory' review for the NP as a whole under the TA webpage entitled 'Zion's... More

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Cedar City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

My husband and I hike this trail when the park is very busy with visitors because not many people know about the Sand Bench Trail, so it is peaceful. There is some climbing and walking in sand. Since you are often in the open, I would suggest hiking this trail during cool weather only.

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Mount Carmel, Utah
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51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The Sand Bench Trail is used by horses for commercial horseback rides during the busy months of the year, but in the winter hikers can take to the path without running into horses.

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